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Main Title Evaluation of chemical reaction mechanisms for photochemical smog, part 2, Quantitative evaluation of the mechanisms /
Author Leone, J. A. ; Seinfeld, J. H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Seinfeld, J. H.
CORP Author California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/3-84/063; EPA-R-810184
Stock Number PB84-196740
Subjects Chemical reactions ; Hydrocarbons ; Ozone
Additional Subjects Smog ; Reaction kinetics ; Air pollution ; Photochemical reactions ; Ozone ; Concentration(Composition) ; Photolysis ; Nitrogen oxides ; Chemical reaction mechanisms
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-196740 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 211 pages ; 28 cm
Six chemical reaction mechanisms for photochemical smog were analyzed to determine why, under identical conditions, they predict different maximum ozone concentrations. To perform the analysis, a counter species technique was used to determine the contributions of individual reactions or sets of reactions to the overall behavior of the chemical reaction mechanism. Using this technique, answers were obtained to previously inaccessible questions such as what is the relative contribution of individual organic species to photochemical ozone formation. Based on the results of the counter species analysis specific aspects of each mechanism were identified that are responsible for the discrepancies with other mechanisms. For each mechanism, parameters were identified that when altered brought the predictions of the various mechanisms into much closer agreement.
"May 1984." "EPA/600/3-84/086." Microfiche.